Selena Gomez speaks openly about why she needed “Lose You to Love Me”.
The 28-year-old singer revealed in a Saturday cover story for Vogue Australia that she has always felt “less than in previous relationships” and “never really the same” as loved ones.
The Disney Channel alum’s love life has received extensive media coverage following her high-profile relationships with Justin Bieber, whom she dated repeatedly from 2010 to 2018, and The Weeknd, who she dated in 2017. She has also been linked to Nick Jonas and Zedd.
“I think most of my experiences in relationships are cursed,” said Gomez. “I was too young to be exposed to certain things during sex.”
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Gomez said she was fully drawn to feelings of inadequacy in search of what makes her “weird,” a word caught during a writing session with songwriter Nolan Lambroza for his 2020 single, which celebrates self-love and individuality .
“I just said that’s what I want to feel about myself,” Gomez told Vogue Australia. “So it wasn’t even necessarily like, ‘Oh, I feel this way, let me sing it.” It was almost like feeling that way.
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“Rare” is more meaningful to Gomez. It’s also the name of her 2020 album, the brand for her beauty line launched in September, and the nickname for her mental health fund, Rare Impact Fund, as she continues to be outspoken about mental health.
“I’m really happy with who I am. I’m grateful that it was different two years ago when I turned 29,” said Gomez, who will turn 29 in July. “It’s just gotten better, and that’s what people say, you know, as you get older you feel a little more secure about who you are. I don’t know if that will be the case with me every year. Maybe it is. But I feel like I’m constantly growing in the right direction. “